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Any Seabees, need your input!!!

Discussion in 'Military' started by Fennywald, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Apr 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    Fennywald

    Fennywald [OP] Betty Blue

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    I am looking at possibly converting to CE from my current rate of AE. Would like some input of some current or former seabees to tell me what i'm getting into. I would like to know about what the day to day is and also what deployments are like. I've done about seven years in the navy so far and am a bit tired of how the aviation community operates. Its just once you make E6, you are pretty much put behind a desk to do paperwork all day and I don't want to go that route. I just feel that if i join the Seabee community, i can have a better sense of purpose in the Navy, be able to work outside for pretty much the remainder of my naval career, continue with a physically challenging job and see places that i wouldn't be able to on the aviation side. I would like honest opinions about the job itself and the community as a whole, as i've heard Seabees are tightknit. Thanks!!
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    Fennywald [OP] Betty Blue

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    BillyTheKid

    BillyTheKid "Born to build, trained to fight"

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    Hey man did you make the cross rate?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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    The6pharaohs

    The6pharaohs WTF just happened?

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    I worked with quite a few CB's when I was stationed up in Alaska. Growly bunch but always were fun to work with.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM
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    stupidbee

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    Seabees are pretty legit. I thoroughly enjoy being a seabee.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM
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    7SeasTaco

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    I'm a BU(builder). Seabees are like the black sheep of the Navy. We're always the last to get anything worth receiving. A CE belongs to Bravo Company, which consist of CEs and UTs. On deployment, will be a "maintenance" department. CEs can also belong to Hotel Company under the S6 department(N6/Communications) working with non-Seabee rates such as ETs and ITs. Depending on what type of deployment you're on, CEs pretty much do what a civilian electrician does, run wires, fix/repair/install any/all electrical components/appliances. It's a tough job, because you're always scavenging for tools, materials, etc, because, like I said, we're always the last to get anything, if any.
    I just realized this post is over two years old. If you're still interested, let me know. Seabees are known to be tight-nit. Maybe it's because the Fleet is so big, that we don't have a choice but to stick together.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    wanna taco

    wanna taco Gotta Taco!

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    OP's last post was October '13. Here's to hoping he's doing well. :oldglory:

    My SeaBee experience is pretty outdated, as my service was cold war. Peacetime Deployments at that time were for 8 month gigs + troop ship time. My deployments shipboard time in 4 years was a total of 33 days.
    Building dependent duplexes, refurbishing barracks and the like. Good outdoor time, and good relationship with jarheads as opposed to regular navy. In my time, SeaBees deployed to the Cuban Blockade, and were early to Viet Nam, carried BARs on earth movers while CEs strung wire.
     
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